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Archdiocese of Johannesburg

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The Holy Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria is a diocese in southern Africa under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Its territory includes the parishes and missions located in the areas from East Africa, the equator down to the Cape of Good Hope.

The Archdiocese of Johannesburg and Pretoria was established as a diocese in 1927 by a Patriarchal and Synodal Decree. The archdiocese occupies the area of the old Transvaal province. It consists of several Greek-speaking parishes as well as Russian, Serbian and Romanian-speaking parishes, in addition to parishes that use English, Afrikaans, and other local languages.

The first monastery in the archdiocese, Monastery of Ss Nektarius and Nicholas near Johannesburg, was founded in 2005.

Ruling Bishops

  • Isidore 1924 — ?

(lost territory to establish the Archdiocese of Rhodesia)